US Citizen Global Health Corps (GHC) Careers – Fundraising and Development Officer at Save the Mothers

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
 Save the Mothers
 Mukono, Uganda
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that
require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders
with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes,
deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong
partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda,
the United States, and Zambia.
About STM:
Save the Mothers (STM) is an
international organization operating in Uganda, but registered in the US,
Canada and East Africa. Its vision is “No mother or her child should die of
pregnancy complications.” STM is a non-governmental organization equipping
professionals in developing countries–who work in a wide array of
disciplines–to improve the health of mothers and babies. Multidisciplinary
professionals are trained through the Master of Public Health Leadership
Program, hosted by Save the Mothers at the Uganda Christian University. Through
their specific vocations, graduates of our Master in Public Health Leadership
(MPHL) program become influencers for positive societal change, working to
overcome preventable maternal death. STM has enrolled over 350 East African
professionals in its MPHL Program at UCU, developing change agents that bring
change in maternal health to their spheres of influence. In addition, STM is
utilizing its graduates to bring measurable and sustainable change to health
facilities through its Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (now working in
8 Ugandan hospitals).
Job Summary: The Fundraising and Development Officer will be committed to improving maternal child health in a
global community where mothers and babies continue to die from preventable
diseases. The GHC fellow will have a vital role in helping to ensure that
resources are available to make that a reality. S/he will contribute to
fundraising and grant writing with a focus on sources that are primarily from
the East African context (and hence more sustainable and regional). This
funding will support the leadership training of multidisciplinary East African
professionals (through a Master of Public Health Leadership program) and
clinical outreach activities (such as the Mother Baby Hospital Friendly
Initiative) of Save the Mothers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and
    plan, in line with the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Research funding and partnership opportunities and
    share them with program teams and STM board/management
  • Work closely with management to build local and
    international strategic partnerships for Save the Mothers
  • Actively participate in Save the Mothers’ resource
    mobilization initiatives, which include, but are not limited to: concept
    development, proposal writing, and donor communication
  • Support capacity building for Save the Mothers’ staff
    and partners in proposal development and resource mobilization skills
  • Develop fundable concept papers and proposals across
    Save the Mothers programs including the Mother Baby Friendly Hospital
    Initiative and the Master of Public Health Leadership program
  • Actively support, when possible, the fundraising
    initiatives of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) where Save the
    Mothers is housed
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s of Public Health
  • Prior experience or coursework in Public Health
  • Possess the ability to write and organize grants
  • Self-starter and commitment to learning
  • Excellent collaborator and ability to
    inspire/mobilize others
  • Respectful of the principles of identity and the Code
    of Conduct at Uganda Christian University, where the program is housed
  • Past exposure and experience and commitment to
    maternal and reproductive health
  • Past fundraising or resource mobilization experience
  • Team player
Terms and Conditions:
 Living Conditions:
Since 2005, Save the Mothers has been operating out of the Uganda Christian
University (UCU) in Mukono, Uganda. Fellows will be housed on the university’s
campus which is situated on 85 acres of lush Ugandan hills. The university has
a library and other facilities of a modern Ugandan university.  In 2008, STM completed Mirembe Hall at UCU, which
includes space for STM as well as the training and residential centre that
houses the East African MPHL students. Broadband internet is available at UCU
(which supports SKYPE and related programs) and will be free for fellows.
Access to international banking systems is within walking distance as are local
markets and supermarkets. Along with this housing, fellows will be provided
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds. Note:
the living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
to Apply:
applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the
aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the
instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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